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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
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Comment by Jana on July 7, 2016 at 12:58pm

speaking of HOLDs back in 2013 Sept Oct there was a Govt shutdown hep Holds  

Comment by Anti M on July 6, 2016 at 6:37pm

I was on hold for long stretches at Great Lakes waiting to start class.  30 years ago.  The Navy has changed in many details, but the fundamentals hold true.

Comment by A.D. on July 6, 2016 at 3:44pm

Thank You annrea1024 & Anti M. Its been a while since my  Husband retired and he says there has been a lot of changes so we were just wondering. :)

Comment by Anti M on July 6, 2016 at 1:37pm

Holds can be on place for dozens of reasons.  Right now funding is the big one.  It can also be that summer is PCS season, and they may have instructors coming and going, and new instructors need some training themselves.  Hard to say for sure, just roll with it.

Comment by annrea1024 on July 6, 2016 at 1:28pm

My son graduated boot camp in November and was on hold for 4 months before starting ATT. He's now in A school, about halfway through or so. From what I've learned, I think it depends on their rate and somehow that helps determine hold time. I'm still learning all of this. :)

Comment by A.D. on July 6, 2016 at 12:45pm

Just wondering, My son graduated Boot camp in May and is still on hold. Is this the norm?

Comment by jayjay8503 on June 22, 2016 at 9:11pm

Hey everyone has anyone had a loved one in Great Lakes in a C school immediately after their A school?

Comment by Anti M on June 2, 2016 at 10:13am

The other reason to choose a laptop is that they must have written permission to have a desktop out, and if they need to move rooms or barracks, that is a lot to carry in one shot.

She can't wear her civilian clothes right away, so bring mostly her underthings and just a few favorite outfits.

Comment by Michelle on June 2, 2016 at 9:44am
Trojans12.... My son's PIR was the beginning of May. After your sailor moves over, they can take in their laptop, cell phone, and some clothes. My son brought his backpack with him because we were told if the laptop or device fits in the backpack it is fine because then he can deploy with it. My son also only took a few clothing to ensure they will fit in his bags for deployment. We also took him to a Walmart close by for some personal items. Congratulations and have fun visiting your sailor.
Comment by Trojans12 on June 2, 2016 at 9:24am

So my daughters A school is in GL. We are going up for Graduation and staying through till Monday. Can we bring any of our daughters things with us? Like computer and maybe some clothes?


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